This was a great knit – interesting yet easy enough to do at work (and it’s busy busy busy right now). I used Knit Picks Bare Peruvian Wool Bulky and Knit Picks Options Clear Size 7s. The pattern can be found on ravelry thanks to Linda Frydl. Since my hands are always cold, I’m making some bulky fingerless gloves to match. One down and one to go.
Since I’m using bulky yarn and don’t have appropriate dpn’s I’m knitting them flat, 28 sts with a 3×1 rib then st. st. up to end then rib again around fingers. I may do some crocheted lace around the thumb, fingers and arm edges but haven’t quite decided yet. I did a trial run glove and liked it with the lace so… let’s see how the day goes. Maybe I’ll have more to post later.
I finally am getting around to posting a Thanksgiving ’09 pic. Yes, I look drugged. That’s when I had bronchitis (which is lingering but getting better, btw) and was stifling coughing fits. In the forefront are my wonderful parents, behind Dad is Dylan (Marci’s significant other), then my daughter Ian Marici (Marci) then David my son, then moi.
I don’t know why my parents wear plaid so frequently. Is it an age thing? A cultural thing? A somewhat unique preference they have developed together over the years…? I’m really not sure, but on any given day the probability of one or both wearing plaid is well over 55%
Assorted nieces and nephews playing in Mom’s front room. The beauty (well, one of many) of this room is the cupboard doors. Although most are open in this photo, they all close and the room is instantly ‘company friendly.’ The photos above the fireplace are myself and siblings, my parents and grandparents and great grandparents. The hand made tiles on the fireplace surround say “Linger Longer” – it’s one of Mom’s favorite sayings.